Monday, August 25, 2008

Out of the Box...

Hello. Today I remind myself that this blog is a record of my journey to enhance my skills and improve my technique. With that in mind, I tried to step outside of my usual, and try something new. We bought a little big pool for the kids (30 inches deep, 16 feet across) late in the summer. They love it, and even though none of our children could swim before, Popstar and Princess are now cruising around like little fishies! Great investment; much cheaper than swim lessons. So, we buy the pool and fill it with 800 gallons of water. DH puts in the chemicals... instant orange water! Apparently the metals in our water oxidized; rust. The water is actually clear now, but the bottom of the pool isn't quite right, hence the odd color of the water in my pic. Check it out...

So, I was going to digitally fix the water in the photo, but that distorts the memory. Instead I decided to create a Freebie! Out-of-the-Box Mini Paper Pack Freebie consists of 8 digital papers in royal blues and pear greens. It works well with what I had in mind for this memory; I kept the layout simple, highlighting the photo with a splashy underlay (Grunged Up Photo Blocks by Katie Pertiet), adjusting the layer style to soft light and multiplying a few times. The word play down the side seemed to say it all. This freebie Paper Pack has a clean fresh design with minimal texture on the solids. Wouldn't the green be great for a trip to the cider mill? I think I'm planning a trip!

Out-of-the-Box Mini Paper Pack:

Download link for freebie:
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Time for sleep... Shelley

1 comment:

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 25 Aug [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).